San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings - Game Three
DETROIT - MAY 4: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks skates with the puck around the defense of Brad Stuart #23 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 4, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.
— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season